HeadshotMatt Kovac is an award-winning writer and political commentator. He has investigated wrongful convictions with the Chicago Innocence Center and written about race and poverty issues for The Chicago Reporter magazine.

Matt’s work has been featured by AlterNet,, Common Dreams, Popular Resistance, and Truthout. The Society of Professional Journalists named him a National Finalist for its 2013 Mark of Excellence Award in Online Opinion and Commentary.

Matt graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Protest magazine. He is a recipient of the Northwestern History Department’s Josef Barton Prize and the Sociology Department’s William Henry Exum Award.

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